Man Stranded For Hours On Columbia River, After Jetski Runs Out of Gas
(Kennewick, WA) -- A man stranded on a jet ski for three hours along the Columbia River was rescued by crews from the Pasco Fire Department Sunday. Captain Ron Fryer says this happened when the victim ran out of gas and began drifting. A Pasco Fire boat was able to the reach the victim at 8:43pm and get them to shore for a medical evaluation. There were several agencies involved in this rescue effort: Benton County Fire District No.1, Pasco Fire Department, Walla Wall Fire District No.5, Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, and the US Coast Guard.
Fire Agencies Report Increased Activity
Because of the warm weather, Benton County Fire District One says more people will be on the water and they want to remind you it is the law to carry the following on board every watercraft